PGA celebrates centenary event with coin

BY iseekgolf.com | Australasian PGA Tour | 2005 Australian PGA Championship | General | 07 Sep 2005
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The Perth Mint today, with authorisation from the PGA of Australia, launched a limited edition one dollar silver proof coin to celebrate the centenary of Australia’s oldest professional tournament the Cadbury Schweppes Australian PGA Championship.

The coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9 percent pure silver in proof quality and only 7,500 coins will be released to the public for sale. The coin depicts a golfer and a golf ball and includes the Australian PGA Centenary logo in colour, the year-dates 1905-2005 and the inscription ’The start of a new era’. The Perth Mint’s ’P’ mintmark also appears in the design and the coin’s obverse bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.

Each coin is housed in a stylish presentation case with a ball-marker depicting The Perth Mint logo. Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, the case comes in an outer shipper portraying the Australian PGA Centenary logo in colour on the front. The coin is available for purchase from The Perth Mint, participating Australia Post outlets and assorted coin dealers.

The Cadbury Schweppes Australian PGA Championship will be played at the luxurious Hyatt Regency Coolum on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast from 1-4 December with prizemoney of $1.2 million. Tickets will be available for sale from 1 October by calling the PGA Hotline on 1800 009 499.

Source – PGA Australia

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